Welcome to the thirty fourth edition of the Financial Carnival for Young Adults. My purpose with this carnival is to create an easy-to-find place for information about finances for young adults. The carnival is hosted here at 20′s Finances almost every week and features the most recent articles from around the web. I hope you enjoy this edition of the carnival.
Glen Craig @ Free From Broke writes Know Your Spending Triggers To Change Your Financial Behavior – There are certain spending triggers that we have that puts us in a buying mood. This can lead to disaster if we aren’t careful. Learn to identify your spending triggers.
Lance @ Money Life and More writes Two Huge Problems with Dividend Stocks Right Now – Dividend stocks have been quite popular lately and for a good reason. Most quality dividend stocks pay out a consistent amount of money on a fairly set time schedule. I have two problems that make me wary of dividend stocks right now so make sure you pay attention.
Mrs PoP @ Planting Our Pennies writes What Room Bucks Taught Me About Economics – Thinking back on a classroom simulation she participated in when she was 11, Mrs. PoP realizes that she might not have changed as much as she thought in terms of finances over the subsequent years. Either that, or she learned more in that class than she thought!
Todd @ Financial Mentor writes The Smart Alternative To Retirement Planning – It’s so “old-skool” to work like a dog for 40 years scrimping and saving so you can retire and do nothing of substance for the remaining 30 years. The New Retirement….
Corey @ 20s Finances writes How Your Starting Salary Affects Your Career Earnings – Find out how what you make when you are starting out will affect your career earnings. You’d be surprised how different it is.
Pete @ Personal Finance Online writes MBAs: Top 20 Programs or Bust – The Masters in Business used to carry a lot of weight at a time when very few people had bachelor’s degrees, let alone a master’s degree. Students have to be much smarter about how they spend their money on an MBA.
TRL @ The Retired Landlord writes Things to do before Buying a Rental Property – Find out what every real estate investor needs to know before buying their first rental property.
JP @ My Family Finances writes Which Families Lost the Most Wealth in the Great Recession? – Average household equity dropped by 25 percent and stock investments by more than 50 percent. Most families lost wealth, but some were hit harder than others.
Hank @ Money Q&A writes Why I Am Considering Refinancing My Mortgage – Here are a few things to consider when looking at a refinancing and what I look for when refinancing my mortgage. There is more to consider than just a lower interest rate.
Wayne @ Young Family Finance writes Are You Cut Out to be a Landlord? – I was talking with my brother the other day and the conversation moved towards real estate. My brother had a unique opportunity to buy his own house when he was in college. He lived in a fairly affordable area of town and spent the last two years and then two years in graduate school fixing up the house.
John @ Married (with Debt) writes Wealth Has Little to Do With Income – For me, the definitions of “rich,” “poor,” and “middle-class” have very little (if anything) to do with income. And before you roll your eyes, this is not a sentimental post about how wealth isn’t measured by money, because YES VIRGINIA, it is measured in money.